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Vaisha Dev (Toothache Tree)

Bangemudha Square | Old Kathmandu, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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'When the Tooth Aches'

Frequented by the locals as a 'healing deity of toothache', this open temple lies between Kathmandu... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Mantua, Italy

I saw a pile of coins and when I went close found as if it's a branch of some tree and some... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
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27 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
“Thousands of coins.”
Bangemudha Square | Old Kathmandu, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Frequented by the locals as a 'healing deity of toothache', this open temple lies between Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure and Thamel. When locals have toothache, still today, before going to the dentist they take a small coin of any denomination, make a hole on it and...More

Thank bhumi1008
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I saw a pile of coins and when I went close found as if it's a branch of some tree and some numerous coins have been embedded on it. Strange belief when you nail a coin in it your toothache goes away.

Thank vineet4u2016
Reviewed 21 October 2016

While roaming around in Thamel, we reached a place where we saw a lots of shops which fix teeth not exactly a dental clinic. Then in sometime we saw a little bump near a wall, and thousands of coins were embedded on that. Then we...More

Thank Sumitkoul
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Vaisha Dev (toothache tree) is a small lump of a tree with lots of coins fixed on it. There is a strange belief that if you have any pain in the tooth. You go fix a coin your pain will go. It is no doubt...More

Thank Ashima T
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Interesting and quirky attraction. Was a little tough to find, the dozen or so locals we asked did not know where it was, but wandering the streets to find it was half the fun! Located on the corner of a street meeting a small square...More

5  Thank 322Tim
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We came across this small but interesting 'tree' whilst walking in the Thamel area and were fascinated by its story. Supposedly if you have toothache you nail a coin to the 'tree' and the gods will give you relief. Not sure how this works but...More

2  Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Reviewed 29 January 2012

A must visit for the dentists... It's an old dental street with still many traditional tooth pullers. Stone god is a small rock with many nailed coin. the belief goes that if you have a toothache, you go there and nail a coin and your...More

3  Thank ednapkath
Reviewed 10 December 2011

Touch the coins nailed into the tree and your toothache will disappear.

1  Thank nepalwatcher
Reviewed 31 August 2007

Vaisha Dev is not so much a tree but a lump, which is probably one of the oddest sights in the entire city. At first sight it is difficult to appreciate him for what he represents but for people who know what toothache means, this...More

5  Thank 1001Travels
Reviewed 7 November 2016
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Is this shrine still standing please? UNESCO and The Archeological Survey of India have not released a list of temples and locations, lost in the quake. If travellers could photograph and post on the corresponding listings, of what is; a) Demolished b) Damaged c) Fine This will help the world learn of what is lost and what is not. Thankyou. Loving kindness to all in Nepal. Om shanti shanti shanti
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